Tuesday July 2,2013 : UK GAMBLING COMMISSION PRESENTS INDUSTRY STATS
Growth in GGY across all sectors except arcades
The UK Gambling Commission published its industry statistics for the year covering October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012 providing a data comparison covering April 2009 to September 2012.
Key findings in the latest statistics show:
– The British gambling industry generated a gross gambling yield (GGY) of GBP 6.2 billion between October 2011 and September 2012, a rise of GBP 0.3 billion compared to the period April 2011 to March 2012.
– The non-remote betting sector represents the largest market with a 50 percent share of GGY.
– Growth in GGY can be seen in betting, bingo, casino, remote and lotteries sectors. Only the arcades sector experienced a decrease in GGY between the two most recent reporting periods.
– GGY for B2 machines in betting shops was over GBP 1.5 billion, an increase of approximately GBP 65 million (4.5 percent) on the figure for the previous reporting period despite only a small increase in the number of B2 machines.
– 108,034 people were employed across the industry, a drop of 1,660 from the previous reporting period.
– GGY for remote operators licensed in Great Britain increased by over GBP 85 million in the latest period, rising from GBP 710 million to GBP 796 Million.
– Remote gambling GGY for operators licensed in Great Britain accounts for approximately 4 percent of the global remote GGY based on H2 Gambling Capital's global remote gambling GGY estimation of GBP 21.08 billion during 2012 (excluding telephone betting).
– Overall GGY figures for the remote sector have increased each year across the four periods, rising from GBP 632.22 million in April 2009-March 2010 to GBP 795.53 million in October 2011-September 2012.
The full report can be found at: http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/pdf/Industry%20Statistics%20-%20June%202013.pdf